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RELATED BOOKS OF INTEREST

RELATED BOOKS OF INTEREST

If you enjoyed The Madonnas of Leningrad, you might also be interested in the following:

BOOKS

Nonfiction of the Siege of Leningrad
The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad by Harrison Salisbury
The Ordeal of the Hermitage by S.P. Varshavaskii
Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women’s Diaries, Memoirs, and Documentary Prose by Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina

Fictional narratives of war
The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
City of Thieves by David Benioff (siege of Leningrad)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell

Narratives of illness
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (fiction about autism)
The Forgetting—Alzheimer’s: Portrait of an Epidemic by David Shenk (nonfiction)
Keeper: One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzehimer’s by Andrea Gillies (nonfiction)
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem (fiction about Tourette’s syndrome)
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (fiction about Alzheimer’s disease)
The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and        Memory Loss in Later Life by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins (nonfiction)

Art history
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland (fiction)
Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (fiction)
History of Art by Anthony F. Janson (the classic text in the field)
The Music Lesson by Katharine Weber (fiction)
Pictures at an Exhibition by Sarah Houghteling (fiction)

Poetry
The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

FILMS

Away from Her (fiction about Alzheimer’s disease)
Hermitage-niks: A Passion for the Hermitage (documentary)
The Rape of Europa (documentary about Nazi art theft during World War II)
Russian Ark (feature film made inside the Hermitage in one shot with costumed actors)
The Train (fiction starring Burt Lancaster about the efforts of Allied Forces to stop a Nazi-led train from leaving France        with stolen art)